June 20, 2009

WHICH RAISES THE QUESTION...:

Iraq Declares Victory As U.S. Troops Leave Cities: U.S. combat forces must leave urban centres by June 30 and the entire force that invaded Iraq in 2003 must be gone by 2012. (Javno, 6/20/09)


Iraq's leader declared victory on Saturday as the country began to end a foreign occupation with the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from cities, and told Iraqis not to lose faith if the pullback resulted in attacks.

As part of a security pact signed between Baghdad and Washington last year, U.S. combat forces must leave urban centres by June 30 and the entire force that invaded Iraq in 2003 must be gone by 2012.

"It is a great victory for Iraqis that we are taking the first step toward ending the foreign presence in Iraq," Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told a conference of leaders from the ethnic Turkmen community.


...when will we be able to withdraw our troops from Europe and Japan?

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 20, 2009 6:15 AM
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